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but there has to be balance. and everybody's needs should be taken into account not just one aggressive voice for the group, there are many stake holders and i hope that the small business community can have a better voice and more say in the process, because they are willing to make sacrifices and help bring balance to the process. thank you. >> thank you. >> any other members of the public? >> seeing none, public comment is closed. >> chairman? >> thank you. mr. president, and thank you, for the very thoughtful conversation and suggestions and the work in the written presentations is excellent. and very, very helpful, i think to all of us, certainly to me. i would like to comment on something that a couple of people have said and i totally agree with the one size does not fit all. i have used my role as a
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commissioner here to look at and look out for the entire city in terms of transportation, that is the charge. and the same time being mindful of neighborhoods and groups and individuals, and circumstances that are around the city, i can assure you that it is an extremely difficult job and for us it is going to be getting much more difficult in the coming year because the transit effectiveness project will be coming out and that does involve some or one of the speakers mentioned removing some bus stops and changes. and so there is going to be a lot of opposition to it and it is going to be tough, but ours again and we have it look out for the whole city and the case is made well for the involvement of the small business community and the work of mt a and i would like to make a suggestion that your commission, came up with 12 different suggestions and we have several as well. and i think that it would be very unwhiledy to try to deal with tonight and i would suggest that we consider asking our staffs to work together on
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some of the most sale ent recommendations and to come back and we could meet again in six months or three months or whatever and talk about the specific things that will show essentially how the mta reaches out to and involves the small business community early on in the process. and i would hope that something like that would you know that recommendations could come to codify some of those things and at what point do we check with the businesses? you know? and the community. any way i would like to offer that suggestion it is not detailed of course, but it would be a way of moving forward. >> i agree with that. and maybe, check in, you know, we could dedicate a part of our commission meetings on the checking in, on what both staffs are talking about. and we both have been working on this, and your staff has been great, our staff, and i mean that there is communication now where i think a while ago there was no communication and now we are
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finally talking. what we we asked the director to respond to that? any thoughts on that? >> that i think is a good suggestion for us, too. we both have a listing of recommendation and directions and a lot of them are aligned and working out the finer details to are able to bring back to both body and so our office would be amenable to that. >> and what do you think about that? >> my idea? >> i think that this the suggestion is a good one, and i think that there is a lot of common ground and i think that the common bond was the phrase used and i think that there is a lot to work with there. but, i think that for the benefit of the public, and the small business community, i
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think that the accountable for this process would be well served by reporting back whether as a regular part of the respectful board and commission meetings on whether we are with these number of these, and our already in progress. and but i think that the idea to come back, subsequently, and bring you updates on where we are is a great idea. >> members of the commission? >> i think that this is a good idea, but do i want to urge if we are going in this direction that there are many issues that are extremely pressing right now to small business corridors that are actively effecting businesses. and you know, i am just a little worried that this is not going to be done in a timely manner, because i certainly know and i live and work in north beach, and that there are major issues right now, that are of great concern up to the
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residents and the merchants that we are aligned on. and time is of the essence anybody else? >> go ahead. >> thank you, i just wanted to thank everybody who came here and gave public comment today, i know that you probably all had much better things to do with your afternoon and i appreciate the small business commission giving their time to us as well and i think that this was incredibly helpful. and to me, the chairman pointed out and director pointed out. we really are united in common ground and we all recognize that the small businesses make this city an amazing place to live. and we might have different opinions about what is going to guarantee the health and viability of the small businesses but i think that we are at a really good starting point where we can start to talk to each other now and i just have to speak up for
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family and transit. in my three years on the board, nothing upsets me more than to hear someone saying that you can't have a family in this city unless you have a car because i know that is not traou. for people who can afford cars, fabulous, if they can afford to have the children and drive around, fabulous, that is wonderful, but i ride muni a lot and i see so many families taking transit and so it is so important for all of us to remember that by improving walkable and bikable and also, continuing to accommodate the private automobiles as we have in the history of the city that we are helping families, thank you all so much for coming and i appreciate hearing from the small business leaders in particular, thank you >> members of the board? >> director lee? >> yeah, i want to just comment on the commissioner dooley's comment that items that we need to address and we need to look at them in conjunction with the small business and otherwise
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the things will fall through the cracks and say let's get together six months from now and we still have the same problems facing us and i would like to make a recommendation that in the once every two months, we meet with, representatives from the small business commission, that address certain things that are popping up. >> yes. we do. >> and i think that is a great idea. >> and the one. >> and the policy in the government in the out reach. >> thank you. >> and commissioner dooley does have a great point, and there are a couple of projects coming up right now that are effecting like especially with the central subway coming into north beach and polk street and upper market and there are somewhere our office is hearing a lot from the merchants and i think that we could just start some dialogue on those projects right now. and but, i do want to give a shout out to ed and your staff. your out reach has been phenomenal and we have heard, every since you became head of mta, now before we never heard
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anything and now we are hearing from you guys and i cannot tell you how much it has been appreciated. and i want to give a shout out to steve cornel because he brought this up to our commission, and what about a year ago? and that we need to start talking and it really opened my eyes and i just wanted to tell you how much i appreciated that. and it did open my eyes, because the concerns that he was having in his area. and i was hearing, in the castro and in the valley and so, i really want to appreciate you putting this the forefront, steve i want to give you a shout out for that. >> members of the board? so what i want to do is talk to the staff about the timing and i have commissioner dooley's contact information and once we can finalize something i will reach for you. okay. >> and members, who want to speak to us on something that is not on the calendar? >> yes tl, is members of the public to address the board and
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commission on matters that are within the jurisdiction of the two representative agencies but not on today's calendar. we don't have any speaker cards for anyone under that section. >> anyone care to speak to the board on anything else? >> any matters that have not been discussed today whether it is with the small business commission or with the mta? >> seeing none, i think that probably time to... >> party up on the polk street. >> we have one member of the public that would like to make a comment >> there are any other parties going around that we can go to tonight? >> businesses? >> how are you doing? >> this is first for me, i was not prepared, but, my name is abraham, and i own a part owner of a business, and on fillmore and eddie and i have, and we do have a concern with a bus stop that was put right in front of our business. and that has affected us, very much as far as business is concerned and we tried to
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contact the mta as far as having something done with the bus stop but we to no avail. however, we talked to the people who, the contractors that actually put the bus stop there. and they decided that they were going to move it further up and they painted everything, and then they stopped working on it. so, it is, an issue that we are having with our business. and we have been trying to get a hold of somebody at the mta to discuss this issue, but to no avail. >> perhaps, mr. reiskin can talk to the director a bit after for a second >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you *, next speaker? >> scott howge,, i just want to bring up the small business community, the small business commission, has supported the task force recommendations that
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came out regarding the plakards that is a good example that we can work together and show some opportunities for collaboration. >> any other members of the public that would like to make a comment on something that is not on today's agenda. >> i don't see anything, mr. president. >> it looks to me like it is time to adjourn. >> i would like to thank both of the staffs and i would like to thank christian murdock and director dick-endrizzi and for your guidance on this and director reiskin. >> and do we have a motion to adjourn? >> all in favor? >> aye. >> okay, great.
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(clapping) good morning. i'm kate executive director of sf made and i want to welcome all you have you to our second annual
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state of local manufacturing breakfast thank you all for coming today. i think we have a exemplify agenda and the goal is to help all of you to understand the role that plays here in san francisco and whether you're coming as a real estate developer or as a policymaker a really leverage mates become a powerful asset in san francisco. before i turn the speaker over to mayor ed lee i want to start by thanking our sponsors our lead sponsor it pg&e and our supporting sponsors are effort city. we have a list of tremendous supports across the room i'll briefly read off all of you. the american industrial center
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that has the highest number of manufacturers on the city we're thrived to have them. bold build patch stuffy and basis are first branch bank the family foundation good and strong maureen successors e.r. associates and anyway's adams and pacific waterfront partners and urban green development corporation and larry. so thanks to all of our sponsors. i want to recognize today, we have a number of elected officials in the room. we'll be hearing from mayor ed lee and board pointing chu and supervisor wiener sends his
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regrets but he tended to be here >> rituals from the office of nancy pelosi. without further ado i'd like to welcome up to the podium mayor ed lee (clapping.) happy halloween everybody. i don't want you to mistaken me for jeff curry. we're very enthusiastic about this. much of my staff are under the mistaken belief we're going to serve beer this morning. i want to congratulate everyone it's wonderful to see so many people that are part of our maker movement by people who make things in san francisco. this is i think the beginning of
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a huge renaissance of manufacturing in the city. i want to congratulate katie for our leadership in working with our staffs and the industries and creating partnerships and the world of merchandising and all the different companies and working with me to promote those products. i came back from china you, you know, those bags are really wonderful in china will where did you make those not in china that were i get to introduce a huge market to locally manufactured products and when i see a label whether it's on books and wine or other things of manufacturing sincere makes and mattresses. sf made has worldwide attention
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and that's our constitute you are so take advantage of this. i was going to get out of the way early i went to the game when we beat the lakers and we did that now 3 times in the last month and b.a. give this and same thing high and i look forward to working with you will have you when they come and innovate with us on the basketball court. i'm excited about all the companies i see here. i know that sf label means a lot when what is your u your looking at chocolates and wines or heat ceramics or mattresses a one hundred and 15 year company. i had a chance to visit with
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them and the testimony bucks two assessors or cut lose deny i am sorry all kinds of things. we're going to do more. i know we've increased funding for our local manufacturing through sf made and we're going to a continue doing that. our business accelerators have been helpful but at the same time we've got more to do. i i know there are some great new programs. i love the fact that youth made just started we got introduced we're going to have a lot of youth and have interning to get into the skill sets needed to be part of the maker in the city. i also have i think an announcement maybe some of you know about it. but today, there are now 5
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hundred sf made members, 5 hundred. congratulations (clapping) that is 25 percent more than last year are the at the same time. if we there 25 percentage every year once in a while, you'll be ahead of everybody that's a lot of great jobs. speaking will jobs i want you to know within 60 days our hardworking staff in addition to bringing i drinking a lot of beer are working on legislation. we're going to be working on our public works dr our legislation that will easy more affordable space to find that. that's incredible you've got to have that uneasy the regulatory
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process. i know it's surely incredible. we also want to let you know we're announcing new innovates. we will do more expansion we did that with sf when we brought fashion here and local manufacturing but we're doing it with our food conspiracy and eating locally is great but listen up the different things that have to do with food. we have a fantastic produce in the city that doubles fresh vegetation and food to every food establishment as well as grocery stores throughout northern california. to connect them to more of our
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local scene and make sure that big event are utilized with our local produce that's the heart and movement of our whole food sector innovative. and then as wife also felt the success of our city has partly to do with everybody we do whether it's bio life scientists and the technology industry or merchandising industry here and tourism but the real innovation comes when we recognize that it is the intersections where those industries happen to cross and where they met each other. that's why it's important to see a company like autodesk here and pg&e that ordinarily they do
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things in the traditional sense people do things on their own. advanced merchandising you can't do anything without this you want to be able to see it before you mass produce it it takes outside the risk and certainly saves money. david chiu and i were there at the autodesk were assisting all the different levels of merchandising. so that cross section is very important. there's more of those areas that can do a lot more for us. you'll find another example when square opens up their headquarters you'll find their furniture is being produced in sf made like ohio designed willing designing it to make
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sure we utilize the talent that's here poor more of that can happen. why can't we have 50 to 60 people holding a tip buck too bag. there's all kinds of things and that's the beauty of being in san francisco we can introduce and reintroduce each other to each other. you're going to find a lot of builders doing haven't designs. i've seen that with can do. there's all kinds of things. this is the marvel i know we're going to success base this is the best city in the world. thank you very much and congratulations

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